The Tuesday Retirees Club, resting up at Philz in Huntington Beach.
The caffeine would prove useful in fighting the headwinds going home.
Friday Bun Ride
Reflections in new member Briana Xu's glasses
SATURDAY...the L1 riders refuel at the Best Water Fountain in Southern California.
the obligatory group shot, with guest Firefighter in the middle.
L2 Riders Support the Best Buddies Event
as does the L3 Crew
L4 riders at the MB Pier
Also on Sunday, at the Jackson Cafe in Culver City
ELSEWHERE...Last Sunday, club member Yumi Yager finished the Boston Marathon!! 3hrs 53m 49s!!! Congratulations!!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SENDS IN PHOTOS!
Take a picture of a recent Club ride? Accomplish something noteworthy on the bike?
Write a story? Share an anecdote?
Email me by Sunday night for consideration in that week's Club newsletter.
Next meeting - May 8th, 6-7PM
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - MAY 9TH
Wednesday, May 9th is "National Ride Your Bike To School Day". Volunteers are needed to lead pelotons of youngsters to and from Manhattan Beach Middle School. Paceline skills not required. Can you spare an hour or so in the morning or afternoon?
Morning session, 815-900AM. Afternoons, 245-330PM. Sign up for one or both. Contact Jay Hoeschler at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or for more information.
MAY IS BIKE MONTH!
The League of American Bicyclists is promoting "May is Bike Month". You can read about it in the latest editions of the League Biweekly Updates which are available on the BCCC website. If you would like to help organize any of the activities, please contact V.P. Julian at 310-374-7405 or email@example.com.
Join the B4/BCCC team and register for Best Buddies.
Have the ride of your life!
You can register here.
Contact Pres Jim for more details.
RIDE LEADERS' CORNER
We meet second Wednesday of each month.
630PM, Beach Cities Health District Basement
RIDE LEADERS NEEDED!!!
Your Club is in need of Ride Leaders, particularly to lead Level 3 and 4 rides. All that you need is the willingness to lead others in a sport that you love! And maybe a sense of direction.
We'll teach you the rest.
Contact Mario at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Or, come to our next Ride Leaders meeting, May 9th.
My 3 ton SUV has daytime running lights.....why don't you?
Take your tax refund down to a local bike shop and get a set of fore and aft lights. And start using them. To help in that regard - Club Sponsor Safety Cycle offers 20% discount to all BCCC members. So why are you waiting?
"It doesn't look "pro" "
Here's a news flash. You're not a pro.
"Lights are expensive"
You can get a good light set for about 10 mega-fraps at Starbucks.
Less 2 fraps if you go to Safety Cycle.
"Batteries aren't earth friendly"
Get a rechargeable light.
"I only ride on the bike path"
See those tourists on the strand cruisers taking selfies?
They're headed right for you.
"I only ride on slower rides"
Yeah, those cars are only doing 3-4MPH as well, right?
GET. LIT. UP. NOW.
Welcome Mo Herman & Briana Xu!
A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR...
THIS WEEK - Show up at Cap'n Kidds and find out....
BOB'S BUN RIDE
Fridays, 830AM, starts at ROMAN AROMA
4/27 - Peets, SaMo
5/4 - Torrance Bakery
5/11 - Noah's Bagels, MdR
Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.
Front and rear lights recommended on all Club rides.
This ride, a new route, starts from Pico Park Community Center, just off the 605/Beverly in Whittier. Ride up SGRT to Sante Fe Dam, then to Hwy 39 and East Fork. Right on East Fork, up little GMR. Then down Big GMR. Westward to Encanto Park, through Duarte, drop down to Rio Hondo River Trail, and return to start.
Tom Aaker leads this 71 mile, 4500 ft, ride.
A good trainer for our upcoming L1/2 May 19th ride...
From Joe's Crab Shack - down PCH to Newport. Take a lap around Turtle Rock, and come back. 66 miles, 3600 feet lead by Dale Mooney.
L3-CABRILLO PIER, LANE VICTORY & USS IOWA
NOT A REMOTE START!
Follow Danny Hylands on this new route he created. 36 miles and 1500 ft. Where does it go? Cabrillo Pier with stops at the Lane Victory and USS Iowa.
Leave from Cap'n Kidds, head down to Terranea and return.
23 miles and 1500ft of rollers, led by Bill Ungar.
In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is club policy to cancel a club ride. Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride.